Ch9, Gacy v. Welborn, Study Questions (11.5.09)

Ch9, Gacy v. Welborn, Study Questions (11.5.09) - Chapter 9...

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Chapter 9 Study Questions Chapter 9, Gacy v. Welborn Study Questions These questions are designed to help you prepare for the exams. Note, however, that the questions do not cover all of the course material that you are responsible for knowing. Law for Capital Cases What is the law controlling capital sentencing? What is an aggravating circumstance? What is a mitigating circumstance? Why are jury instructions important for avoiding violations of the 8 th Amendment? What is the difference between preliminary instructions and substantive instructions? Accuracy of the Jury Instructions in Gacy Were the written instructions accurate? Were the verbal instructions accurate? What was the problem in how the judge explained the instructions? Did the judge’s verbal remarks explain how the jury was to decide if they disagreed about mitigating circumstances? Appellate Court’s Reasoning Why did the court rule against Gacy?
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course PSYC PSY taught by Professor Na during the Spring '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Ch9, Gacy v. Welborn, Study Questions (11.5.09) - Chapter 9...

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